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welshTerrier2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-05 10:48 PM
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28. imagine protest rallies called by leading Democrats
i agree with some of the problems you cited about protests ... i also don't like my participation to be linked to "causes not listed" when the protest was called for ... i don't mind having various groups with present with their literature but it is totally wrong to give them a voice as part of the main program when their cause was not disclosed ahead of time ...

as for PETA, pot smokers et al, i think it's OK for a movement to allow others to bring their literature in the hope of educating us about their cause ... and yes, there's always a risk that the media will distort the importance of these groups ... i guess i see that as a small price to pay for citizen to citizen action ...

one of the most disturbing aspects of very legitimate anti-war protest is the total absence of leading Democrats from the speaker's podium ... i remember anti-war speeches given by MLK, Bobby Kennedy, George McGovern and Gene McCarthy ... too bad today's Democrats are so worried about the political risks of appearing at a protest rally ... that's quite a crop of bold leaders we've elected ...
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